Mark Mckinnon

19 Mar 19
sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Let’s put this one in and revisit it next year (ed) Regulators are formulating rules that stand to affect every part of the American drone industry—and the time is now for stakeholders to make their voices heard, advise veteran aviation attorneys with the national law firm LeClairRyan. “This year is shaping up as a critical one […]

19 Mar 19
Space Today

The farthest object ever explored is slowly revealing its secrets, as scientists piece together the puzzles of Ultima Thule – the Kuiper Belt object NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past on New Year’s Day, four billion miles from Earth. Analyzing the data New Horizons has been sending home since the flyby of Ultima Thule (officially […]

18 Mar 19
Global News

The statements Marie Henein critized came earlier this month in the form of several Twitter posts and a public fact-sheet in which the department said it wanted to “clarify” Henein’s requests for internal records.

18 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

Credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins University of Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute The most explored object is slowly unveiling its secrets as scientists compose the puzzles of Ultima Thule – the object of the Kuiper Belt NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past on New Year's Day, four billion kilometers from Earth. Analysis of […]

18 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

Credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins University of Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute The most explored object is slowly unveiling its secrets as scientists compose the puzzles of Ultima Thule – the object of the Kuiper Belt NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past on New Year's Day, four billion kilometers from Earth. Analysis of […]

18 Mar 19
The Bench Sports

The offseason is a time for teams to re-evaluate their rosters, make trades, and sign players in free agency. So far, we’ve seen superstars get traded and some of the top free agents signed. Here are some of the winners and losers during the off-season up to this point. Winners Oakland Raiders For the final […]

19 Mar 19
Canoe

OTTAWA — Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s lawyer Marie Henein has called out Justice Canada for making what she says are “inaccurate” public statements about her client’s high-profile case while conceding a delay in her attempts to get it tossed. The statements she criticized came earlier this month in the form of several Twitter posts and a […]

18 Mar 19
National Post

OTTAWA — Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s lawyer Marie Henein has called out Justice Canada for making what she says are “inaccurate” public statements about her client’s high-profile case while conceding a delay in her attempts to get it tossed. The statements she criticized came earlier this month in the form of several Twitter posts and a […]

18 Mar 19
Chamblee54

The display of a link on this page does not indicate approval of content. Officers told man to drop airsoft gun before deadly police shooting Dems pick Milwaukee for 2020 convention over Miami, Houston The Brookhaven Beat: A glimpse into the work of Brookhaven Police The ‘7 Dirty Words’ Turn 40, but They’re Still Dirty […]

18 Mar 19

NOTE: This story appeared, edited to space, in the Winnipeg Free Press, March 18, 2019. The version below is a longer one with full comment from police and the prosecutor’s office, as well as more from lawyer Martin Glazer. It is the first in what will be an ongoing series I’ll be investigating over the […]

17 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

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16 Mar 19
Busra Yildiz

LAYOUT DEVELOPMENTS The layout designs above are my final ones which I started to design some on Indesign.They all work with the imagery I have and mostly focus on large imagery on left with body text on right. I’m planning to use 6 columns and 6mm as gutter. The design above is one of the […]

16 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
THE Old Firm hanging sex dolls trial has been axed for good after prosecutors lost evidence, we can reveal. Nine Celtic fans accused of taunting Rangers rivals by hanging blow-up sex dolls walked free after prosecutors lost the evidence. Nine Celtic fans accused of taunting Rangers rivals The suspects were due to stand trial after two inflatable dummies clad in a Gers scarf and Orange Order sash were strung up in a Parkhead stand at an Old Firm clash. But we can reveal the case is dead in the water because the Crown Office lost video and photo productions ahead of a hearing last week. A legal insider said of the shocking blunder — which comes amid intense scrutiny of fans’ behaviour: “It’s down to the maladministration and incompetence of the Crown. Essentially they destroyed video evidence and the photographic evidence to a certain extent.” The bungle — blasted by politicians and a legal expert — could prove expensive as legal aid for the nine has cost the taxpayer £3,650 alone before other fees are taken into account. Sign in Buenos Aires shop window is NOT what Celtic fans think The legal source added: “It’s a very expensive mistake. Consider the cost of the police investigating the matter, the Crown evaluating it, any subsequent court time that has been devoted to it. “Then there’s the cost of defence and prosecution work carried out in the background. “It could end up costing a million quid quite easily.” Old Firm fans united to condemn the effigy stunt during Celtic’s 5-1 Premiership home win over Rangers in September 2016. Two inflatable dummies clad in a Gers scarf and Orange Order sash were strung up in a Parkhead stand The dolls had their hands bound and were suspended from the Jock Stein stand next to a banner that read: “This is it Bhoys, this is war”. It came on World Suicide Prevention Day and shortly after ex-Rangers hero Kris Boyd, 35, spoke about his brother Scott taking his own life. Nine suspects first appeared in court that year charged under the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act. When that law was scrapped, the charges were converted to threatening and abusive behaviour. After a two-year wait and a string of hearings the trial was supposed to get underway at Glasgow Sheriff Court last September. But the case was postponed as it emerged prosecutors gave defence lawyers a version of video evidence that had been edited by cops. The briefs successfully argued that they did not have all the material available. Sheriff Allan Findlay blasted law chiefs for not giving the solicitors “full disclosure” of evidence and threw out the trial. The Crown Office have been blasted for the blunder He said: “The Crown have taken the view that they are going to rely on police evidence. “I don’t know what’s on the disks. For the life of me I cannot understand why the Crown simply didn’t disclose this stuff to the defence.” The Crown Office then launched a fresh trial bid with two pre-trial hearings held earlier this year. But Kieran Carvill, 19, Andrew McDonald, 24, Kasey McKinnon, 19, Martin Gallagher, 27, Mark Macdonald, 24, Ross Brady, 29, Lewis McLachlan, 20, Myles McSwegan, 18 and Michael Bentley, 28, are all in the clear after the case finally fell. [quote credit=”Dr Andrew Tickell”]Mistakes are made and it’s not ideal but it’s definitely a cock-up.[/quote] Legal expert and lecturer Dr Andrew Tickell said of the blunder: “Mistakes are made and it’s not ideal but it’s definitely a cock-up. It’s particularly unfortunate as it was such a visible incident. “No prosecutor wants to lose evidence. You do wonder if one of the reasons why is the fact that they were converting the Football Act charges into Section 38 charges. “I imagine that would have required the papers and materials to shuffle around. “The more hands things pass through, the easier it is for someone to misplace it. In general terms, disclosure is extremely important and it became statutory in Scotland from 2010 onwards.” Tory shadow justice secretary Liam Kerr branded it ‘unacceptable’ Tory shadow justice secretary Liam Kerr added: “It’s unacceptable that a case like this should fall because material has been lost. “At a time when the spotlight is on the behaviour of football fans, this is disappointing.” Retired police chief turned politician Graeme Pearson called for the Crown to explain the mistake. The ex-match commander, also Scottish Labour’s former justice spokesman, said: “This is extremely unhelpful in the current environment, given controversy around management of football crowds. The public are due a full explanation on what went wrong and how pieces of evidence could be lost. Rangers fans told to be in Celtic Park hour before Old Firm start – or MISS KO “I would hope that going forward such cases would be treated with a higher priority than seems to be in this instance. “The officers who conducted the investigation will be disappointed given the time dedicated to this case. “There will also be a feeling that public money has been wasted.” And Scottish Lib Dem justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP said: “Losing evidence is a failure in basic case handling. The Crown Office has the responsibility to prosecute on behalf of the public, but under pressure they are letting things slip. [quote]It’s incompetence. Their problem is when they have multiple cases with numerous pieces of disclosure it is passed through hands — they just don’t have a clue.[/quote] “This isn’t the first case where justice can’t be served because evidence has been lost, or disclosed too late. If pressures on the service aren’t addressed, it won’t be the last.” A source close to the case added: “It’s incompetence. Their problem is when they have multiple cases with numerous pieces of disclosure it is passed through hands — they just don’t have a clue. “And that’s not the fiscals in court, it’s the fiscals and managers behind the scenes. The Crown Office just seems to reel from disaster to disaster at the moment. People would rightly be astonished if they realised just how chaotic it is.” The bungled prosecution comes after a string of recent shameful incidents at football matches. Hibs fan Cameron Mack, 21, of Port Seton, East Lothian, this week admitted breach of the peace after running on the pitch and confronting Rangers skipper James Tavernier, 28, during the sides’ 1-1 draw at Easter Road on March 8. [article-rail-topic title=”Related Stories” term_id=”51″ posts_number=”12″ /] And a Buckfast bottle hurled from the stands at the Edinburgh stadium narrowly missed Celtic ace Scott Sinclair during the Hoops’ Scottish Cup clash with Hibs a week before. The ugly scenes prompted SNP Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf to warn football chiefs that the government will step in if they don’t act to rid the game of this “vile cancer”. A Crown Office spokesman said: “It is the duty of the Crown to keep cases under review and after careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case the Procurator Fiscal has decided that there should be no further proceedings.” Police Scotland declined to comment on the case. matthew.coyle@the-sun.co.uk [bc_video video_id=”6008913542001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers doesn’t begrudge Celtic fans despite ‘IRA bullet’ chanting towards Ulsterman “] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@the-sun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
16 Mar 19
ThinkProgress
Last week on Saturday Night Live, a few prominent cast members and SNL’s host for the evening, Idris Elba, performed a sketch called “The Gold Diggers of the WNBA.” The sketch centered around a few unfashionable men in a club trying to become a “kept man” of WNBA players. There were a few decent jokes about the vast disparity in pay between WNBA and NBA players, but primarily the sketch coasted on stereotypes that WNBA players are all butch, have deep voices, and are lesbians. The last “joke” of the sketch was that 90 percent of WNBA players are lesbians. And, for the most part, WNBA players weren’t laughing. “I wasn’t really offended so much as I felt they phoned it in. They used really tired jokes and did them badly at that,” Imani McGee-Stafford, a center for the Atlanta Dream, told ThinkProgress. “I found it offensive and frankly, lazy – especially because I’ve never seen anybody in that skit – or even on the SNL cast at a game,” Las Vegas Aces’ star A’ja Wilson, the 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year, told ThinkProgress in an email. “You can’t make fun of something you know nothing about or have never genuinely tried to support. It just blows my mind how nobody stands for racial or homophobic jokes when it comes to the Oscars, but when it comes to the WNBA all of a sudden it’s supposed to be funny and a joke.” The Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart, the 2018 WNBA MVP, also shared her disapproval on Twitter. Y’all crossed the line with this one. This ain’t it, sis. https://t.co/UMD8CGvz0d — Breanna Stewart (@breannastewart) March 12, 2019 The skit featured Elba, Kenan Thompson, and Chris Redd as the men pursuing the WNBA players. Leslie Jones and Cecily Strong both played WNBA players, while Kate McKinnon played the woman that leaves the club with Jones. Wilson was incredibly frustrated that some of the cast’s most prominent supporters of women’s rights were in the skit. “I’m especially disappointed in Leslie,” Wilson said, referring to the fact that during the 2018 Winter Olympics, Jones was an incredibly vocal social media supporter of the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team, which won the gold medal in PyeongChang. “For all she did around women’s hockey and championing female athletes at the Olympics, it would have been nice to see her, Kate and Cecily push back on being used to perpetrate harmful stereotypes.” Amber Cox, the vice president of the Connecticut Sun, expressed similar frustrations on Twitter, calling the skit “tone deaf.” Disappointed in the @SNL women who participated in the WNBA skit. Female comedians have been vocal about the fight for equality. Sad they were tone deaf re: female athletes in the same fight & silly stereotypes. I’ll still watch & support. Hope they will do the same. #dobetter — Amber Cox (@MoheganMaven) March 10, 2019 Cheryl Reeve, the head coach of the Minnesota Lynx, also expressed disappointment with the skit. Reeve is one of the most vocal advocates calling for the media to provide the WNBA with more coverage but she felt that this crossed a line. “The SNL skit about the WNBA was a poor attempt at satire,” Reeve said in a statement to ThinkProgress. “Instead, it served to perpetuate the stereotypes that are used to hold women in sports down. Unfortunately, the naysayers are once again fueled to continue the negative narrative around female athletes.” Many viewers also felt the skit was outright homophobic. McGee-Stafford agreed, saying that she’s sick of the constant speculation about the sexuality of women’s basketball players. “Like, I honestly couldn’t care less whether people think I’m gay or straight,” she said. “But like, damn, aren’t y’all sick of this subject matter?” Wilson sees this is an offshoot of the way society focuses on the sexuality of all women, but added that when it comes to women’s basketball players, the speculation often comes from a place of fragility. “I think there is an obsession with the sexuality of all women and it’s ridiculous, but it seems especially with female athletes,” Wilson said. “It’s like guys need to find some justification for why we are better than them at sports. It can’t just be that we are more talented. It’s just a very prehistoric way of thinking about the world and women who play sports.” Holly Rowe, a women’s basketball commentator for ESPN, pointed out another problem with the skit: It didn’t acknowledge the fact that thanks to how much the talent of WNBA players is valued overseas, most players actually live a nice lifestyle. I LOVE SNL but this isn’t funny. Super sexist. Do your research @idriselba Our @WNBA players drive Maserati, Tesla baby! They are business owners, investors. Best wishes for your new Luther & Netflix show Turn Up Charlie. I support everything you do. Be better to these women. https://t.co/ruTVlLbDXj — Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) March 12, 2019 Wilson knows that many will look at this criticism and think the WNBA players are simply over-sensitive women who don’t know how to laugh at themselves. But that’s not the case, she said. It’s simply that the skit missed the mark. “We can take a joke better than anybody. It’s SNL and a lot of us laughed at some of the lines. We might even use the skit as a teaching point or lesson but it’s just an unfortunate commentary,” she said. “We can shine a bright light on the WNBA to spark more conversation and laughs. We own businesses, we have started foundations, we love our job and play at the highest level in the world but we continue to be bashed and it’s just annoying and childish.” Ultimately, players stressed that the media needs to remember that it can be a force to help change narratives, not perpetuate them. “You control the narrative, therefore when you choose to treat the WNBA as a joke or repeat the same tired [jokes], its not our fault. It’s yours,” McGee-Stafford said.